Man Refuses To Put Down Knife, Is Shot By DC Police

11:35 AM, Aug 25, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Metropolitan police say an officer shot a man who refused to put down a knife.

Police were called to 4th Street in southeast about 5:45 p.m. Friday. Officers encountered the man they say approached them brandishing a knife.

Officers ordered the him to drop the knife, but he did not. One officer shot at the suspect.

The man was taken to a local hospital and is being treated. The incident is under investigation.

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